Amber McClain | Westminster Family Law Lawyer
Amber Dawn McClain
Practicing family law, civil litigation, entertainment law, criminal defense and personal injury!
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Ms. McClain practices in the areas of Family Law, Criminal Defense, DUI, General Civil Litigation, Employment Law and Intellectual Property & Entertainment Law. Although a Colorado native, Ms. McClain spent over twelve years in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ms. McClain had an early start in litigation working for several large law firms as a litigation assistant. She was extremely involved in the preparation for many high profile civil trials in California courts and grew to love litigation as a result. Ms. McClain has extensive courtroom experience and is a graduate of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA). Ms. McClain received her JD from Golden Gate University in San Francisco where she received special recognition in Intellectual Property & Entertainment Law. This highly specialized area includes branding trademarks, trade secret protection and copyright administration. Ms. McClain has managed musicians and negotiated and drafted numerous entertainment related contracts. Community activism and civil rights have always been important to Ms. McClain. She continues to volunteer regularly in her community for various causes. PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: Colorado Bar Association: Family Law Section; Sports & Entertainment Law Section; Intellectual Property Section; Labor & Employment Law Section;
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Please describe a case(s) in the last year or two where you made a big difference.
Earlier this year, I had a young mother come to me who had a judge grant custody to a father who had been absent for a number of years. Mom was the sole parent for 6 years and raised the child. Mom did not have an attorney at the time and the judge found her in default for lack of participation and late payment of filing fee. I filed for a new trial and won. We were heard in front of a different judge and we eventually negotiated the return of the child to her mother.
How did you build a successful practice?
I am still building my practice, but most of my clients are referrals from other clients and some attorneys.
What should clients look for in a lawyer?
Clients should look for a lawyer with experience in the type of matter presented. In addition, whether the lawyer is reliable and returns calls promptly and communicates well with clients. My clients are a priority and I make sure to respond within 24 hours or less to messages. I also believe in being a compassionate advocate, caring deeply about my clients and cases.
How important is local knowledge to the success of your cases?
Very! Each state has different rules of procedure. Also, it's important to know the jurisdiction and the judges. I keep a list of notes regarding judges and their preferences or ruling track record.
What information can you provide in a free phone consultation?
I provide fee/retainer information, and general advice. My fees vary depending on the type of case.
What information do you need in a free phone consultation?
It depends on the case, but it helps to have case numbers if the case is ongoing as well as the most current orders, summons, citations, etc.
What differentiates you from other lawyers in your community?
I'm not interested in breaking my client's pocket book. I work with client's financial situations and offer payment plans. I provide one on one personal attention. Clients will not just deal with my paralegal or assistant. I am passionate and have a proven track record of success.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
Helping my clients succeed and grow. However, the growth is mutual. I try to find the positive in all situations and work towards solutions. I believe there is always a solution.
What are your other interests in addition to law?
Yoga, belly dancing and travel.
Are you involved in your community?
I was rape crisis counselor for 12 years in the Bay Area. Since moving to Colorado, I have volunteered in the area of animal rights with the Animal Law Center.
|Partner||O'Brien & McClain LLC||Westminster, CO||2014 – Present|
|Associate Attorney||Pearson & Paris, P.C.||Lakewood, CO||2013 – 2014|
|Solo Practitioner||Law Office of Amber D. McClain, LLC||Greater Metro Denver Area||2011 – 2013|
|Golden Gate University School of Law||J.D.||Law School||2005|
|Golden Gate University||JD||N/A||2005|
|Metropolitan State College of Denver||B.S.||Criminal Justice/Criminology||1996|
|State / Court||Date|
- - National Institute for Trial Advocacy 2012
- American Bar Association
- Denver Bar Association
Honors & Awards
- -Dean's List at GGU Law School (2002)
Amber McClain has been a Premium Member since August 27, 2014.
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|Verified Credentials||Date Verified|
|(2005) Juris Doctor, Golden Gate University School of Law. Verified with DegreeVerify.||August 27, 2014|
|(2009) Licensed as Attorney in Colorado. Verified with Colorado Bar Association.||August 27, 2014|
|(1996) Bachelor of Science, Metropolitan State College of Denver. Verified with DegreeVerify.||August 27, 2014|
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Admitted to practice in Colorado State Courts, U.S. District Court & U.S. Bankruptcy Court – State of Colorado
Fee:Call for initial free consultation, 800-918-8790.
11990 Grant St
North Glenn, CO 80233
Serving Westminster, CO and the Greater Denver Area.
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